Full course description
This course covers the latest insights in the psychology of the sense of taste. Through problem-based learning tasks and portfolio workshops, we examine the sense of taste and how it relates to food selection and intake. Various topics will be addressed, such as the importance of integrated gustation and olfaction in taste perception, the dynamics of taste acuity, the consequences of taste changes, taste disorders and their impact on psychological well-being, and the role of memory and context in taste perception.
- You can name and identify anatomical structures and their functions regarding taste and smell perception.
- You can describe and explain the causes and consequences of taste and smell dysfunction.
- You can understand and apply techniques measuring how well anyone can taste or smell.
- You can explain how and why certain environmental cues influence flavour perception.
- You can reflect on how sight, touch, and hearing contribute to one’s overall experience of flavour.
- You can argue and explain how learning and memory determine the development of flavour likes and dislikes.
VSS2101 Psychology of Eating
Recommendations: VSS1101 Introduction to Psychology
No compulsory literature